Art Gallery WA – Chinese Bible

We were in central Perth on the weekend and stopped off at the art gallery to see an interesting exhibition called “Sacred and Profane” which runs until 22 August 2016.

Made up of three large scale works, it includes “Chinese Bible 2009” by Yang Zhichao. This amazing installation is a collection of 3,000 diaries found by the artist in second-hand shops in Beijing. They span the period 1949 to 1999 and contain the jottings of ordinary Chinese citizens.

The exhibition also includes the writings of just one famous person in “Public Notice 2 2007” by Jitish Kallat. Across three large walls are the words of a speech by Mahatma Gandhi given in 1930 before setting off on the famous salt march.

Chinese Bible AGWA

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